Would you listen if I said you could improve your batting average by 30 percent? Roger Hart, the former Director of Quality Systems and Six Sigma Deployment at Sony Electronics, has developed a Six Sigma system to improve your swing called Pivotal Swing.
“After years of working with Sony to implement these techniques in production, engineering, logistics, salesand pretty much everywhere else, it was only natural as a fan of baseball thatI would see the potential benefits of the techniques in baseball,” Hart, who has also come out with a book, Pivotal Swing- How to Fundamentally Change the Game of Baseball, said.
Hart analyzed thousands of swings and devised new methods by using a system called Process Improvement “by identifyingmistakes, reducing causes and minimizing variability in any process.” Hart found “several ways” to “dramatically improve the hitting process simplifying, increasingaccuracy and balance leading to an average 30% improvement using the Six Sigma methods.”
Hart said that if major league teams start to use these Pivotal Swing methods, we will see the first .400 hitter since Ted Williams did it in 1941. Check the website and book out; but only if you want to improve your hitting stroke.